Nicholas Rizopoulos, Ph.D.

Faculty, Feature, Academic Director

Nicholas Rizopoulos


March 4, 2014

Nicholas Rizopoulos, Ph.D.


Academic Director for Special Programs and Research

Nicholas Rizopoulos, Ph.D., graduated from Yale University summa cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Arts and a doctoral degree, both in history. He also taught at Yale for many years. Dr. Rizopoulos served as executive director of the Lehrman Institute, a research organization devoted to contemporary historical studies and U.S. foreign policy. Prior to his appointment at Adelphi in 1994, he served as director of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

The author and editor of a number of important publications and studies in foreign policy and international relations, Dr. Rizopoulos recently served as the senior consulting editor for the four-volume Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations from Oxford University Press. In addition to his work as the Honors College thesis supervisor, Dr. Rizopoulos teaches Honors College courses in politics and literature, the Cold War, World War I and other topics in history and foreign relations. He also teaches, for a select group of Honors College students, a rigorous independent studies tutorial based on the Oxford model.

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